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April 9, 2013

Satellite Imagery Helps Fight Locust Plagues in North Africa

Guildford, United Kingdom, April 8, 2013—DMC International Imaging (DMCii) is helping The Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) to predict the spread of locust plagues across North Africa as part of a pro-active approach to tackle the destructive phenomenon using satellite imagery. Every year, North Africa is subjected to locust plagues that threaten to decimate crops and

April 9, 2013

Esri and Geofeedia Expand Social Media with Location Analytics

Redlands, Calif., April 2, 2013—Esri and Geofeedia announced plans to extend the ArcGIS platform with Geofeedia’s innovative social media tools. Public safety professionals will be able to advantage of these capabilities to accurately integrate, monitor, analyze, and visualize live emergency data as events unfold. Deploying assets and personnel, understanding of events on the ground, adjusting

April 9, 2013

ITT Exelis to Improve Weather Forecasting Capabilities in South Korea

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 8, 2013—ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide South Korea an advanced geostationary weather imager to support the country’s forecasting capabilities. Under the GEO-KOMPSAT-2A program, Exelis will deliver an Advanced Metorological Imager (AMI), which will be launched into geostationary orbit in 2017. The AMI is a

April 9, 2013

MDA to Develop Monitoring Plan to Track Illegal Discharges of Oil from Vessels

Richmond, B.C., April 8, 2013—MDA’s Information Systems group announced today that it has signed a contract valued at US$1.7 million with the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (“NFWF”), headquartered in Washington, DC.  NFWF is working to protect delicate ecological environments by funding a satellite monitoring pilot program designed to detect illegal discharges of oil

April 9, 2013

UltraCam: 10 Years of Innovation in Aerial Mapping

Graz, Austria, April 2, 2013—The Microsoft UltraCam business unit is pleased to announce the 10-year anniversary of the UltraCam digital photogrammetric aerial mapping systems. Since the introduction of the UltraCamD in 2003, numerous and significant technological advancements have contributed to rapid adoption and widespread market acceptance of the product line. For anyone who remembers the

April 9, 2013

Surdex Purchases Leica ALS70-HP Airborne Laser Scanner

Norcross, Ga., April 2, 2013—Leica Geosystems Inc. today announced that Surdex Corporation has purchased a Leica ALS70-HP airborne laser scanner. Surdex took delivery of the Leica ALS70-HP system in December 2012 and has already deployed it on several mapping projects, taking full advantage of the powerful new LiDAR’s ability to capture elevation data with a

April 9, 2013

Surrey Satellite US Opens New Satellite Mission Facility in Colorado

ENGLEWOOD, COLO., April 3, 2013—Surrey Satellite Technology US LLC (SST-US) has moved into a purpose-built company headquarters and satellite manufacturing facility in Englewood, Colorado, providing full mission capabilities to its growing customer base. The new SST-US headquarters comprises clean room space for satellite and subsystem manufacture, customer payload integration, and electronics assembly activities. The SST-US

April 1, 2013

American Sentinel University Details Innovative Geospatial Education Strategy at AAG Annual Meeting

AURORA, Colo., March 26, 2013—Educators and students have realized the benefits of online education, but now American Sentinel University’s new innovative educational strategy offers a way for students to explore given geospatial topics in greater depth that go beyond a typical classroom environment. Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University will be

April 1, 2013

MAPPS Applauds Introduction of Digital Coast Act

March 28, 2013, Reston, Va.—More than half of all Americans, 153 million people, currently live on or near a coast and an additional 12 million are expected to move to the coasts over the next decade. Yet despite this population density and economic magnet, much of the 95,000 miles of U.S. shoreline does not have

April 1, 2013

MAPPS Applauds Introduction of FLAIR Act, a Bill to Create an Inventory of Federal Land Assets

Reston, Va., March 26, 2013—A bi-partisan bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to create a current, accurate Federal inventory or "cadastre" of all Federal real property has earned praise from MAPPS (www.mapps.org), the national association of private sector geospatial firms. The Federal Land Asset Inventory Reform ("FLAIR)" Act, H.R. 916, was introduced on

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